Brazil U-20 star Praxedes sinks Gremio


RIO DE JANEIRO, July 31 (Xinhua) — A stunning second-half goal from Brazil Under-20 attacker Bruno Praxedes fired Bragantino to a 1-0 home win over Gremio in the Brazilian Serie A championship on Saturday.

The 19-year-old took a touch to control a Leo Ortiz pass before rifling a 25-yard drive into the top-right corner of Gabriel Grando’s goal.

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It was Bragantino’s first league victory in five outings dating back to July 4.

Despite their recent malaise, Mauricio Barbieri’s men remain fourth in the 20-team standings, five points behind leaders Palmeiras, while Gremio are 19th with just seven points from 12 games.

In other Brazilian top-flight fixtures on Saturday, Cuiaba drew 0-0 at Internacional and Sao Paulo were also held to a goalless home draw by Palmeiras.

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